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Watson Full Figure Heavy "Miner" Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon
Silver : Souvenir Spoons

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3689f   $75.00


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Larger than most examples of this piece, measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing an exceptionally heavy 1.7 T. oz., this circa 1895 spoon was made by Watson, whose pennant emblem and the word "Sterling" are imprinted on the reverse.

A souvenir item, the handle portrays a standing miner wearing boots and a hat, holding a chunk of ore in his left hand and with his right hand leaning on a crow bar or such.

The figure is standing on a base that reads, "Struck it at last."

The caricature is... Click for details

Tiffany No. 1338 Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Loop Handle Baby Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3687f   $52.00


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Measuring 3 3/4" long and weighing a robust 1.1 T. oz., this baby or infant spoon was made by Tiffany & Co. and is so marked, along with "Sterling," "m," and model number "1338."

While not a line pattern, it has the plain, clean style of an Arts & Crafts piece, akin to Tiffany's "Gramercy" or "Hamilton," and, as do those pieces, likely dates from the second or third decade of the 20th century.

The handle wraps around to form an open loop.

Never monogrammed, it is in excellent condition.... Click for details

Coffin-End Savannah, Georgia Coin Silver Spoon by Marquand & Paulding
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181112-01   $195.00


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Offered is an extremely rare example of very early Savannah coin silver by the partnership of Isaac Marquand and Cornelius Paulding, working in partnership in Savannah between 1801 and 1810. During this time, Isaac Marquand's nephew Josiah Penfield was apprenticed to the firm in Savannah. In 1810, Isaac Marquand moved to New York, and the firm became known as Marquand, Paulding & Penfield, operating from 1810 to 1815. It operated in NY, New Orleans and Savannah. This coffin-end teaspoon is... Click for details

Pair of tablespoons by Farrington&Hunnewell,Boston,1860's
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Fiddle-Handled

Gebelein  
5446   $80.00


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Double swell, tipt on top, rounded fins. Length 9". Weight 1.85 troy ounces each. The monogram is a lengthwise script A.H.C. Overall and mark condition are excellent (bowl tips mint).

Tiffany "Olympian" Plain Bowl Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3684f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Building upon motifs drawn from classical mythology, Tiffany's "Olympian" is a highly expressive and intricately rendered design.

The theme on this 7 3/8" long, very heavy at just under 3.8 T. oz., gravy ladle is "Paris, the son of Priam," which was one of seventeen different subjects offered in this line (William P. Hood Jr., Tiffany Silver Flatware).

It has a plain, oval, 2 3/8" by 2" by 3/8" deep, bowl, with a large classical face on the backside heel.

There is a block "K.L"... Click for details

Set of Three Southern Coin Silver Tablespoons by Samuel Lewis of DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181107-03   $95.00


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Offered is a good set of three Southern coin silver table spoons by Washington, DC silversmith Samuel Lewis, who worked in that city from about 1840 until about 1880, and whose shop was on Pennsylvania Avenue for most of that time. These tablespoons are part of a group of DC coin silver pieces descended in the same family; see my other listings for other pieces from that group. These three tablespoons have clear maker's marks and a period engraved monogram. Each measures about 8 3/4 inches in... Click for details

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Southern Coin Silver Serving Piece by Shmedtie of Washington, DC
Silver : Coin Silver : Southern

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181107-01   $125.00


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Offered is a lovely American coin silver serving piece, partly gilt, by Henry Shmedtie or possibly Augustus and Henry Shmedtie working together, and marked SHMEDTIE over WASH DC. This piece dates to the 1870s, and probably on the earlier end. It measures about 9 1/4 inches in length, and weighs about 44 grams. It is engraved with a period initial of "M"; please see my other listings for more DC coin silver from the same family. The maker's mark or retailer's mark on this piece is very clear,... Click for details

Late Victorian Sterling Silver Bread or Toast Fork
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3678f   This item is currently being auctioned


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Embodying a rococo pattern, and likely dating from the late 19th century, this 6 5/8" long, .9 T. oz., bread or toast fork incorporates leaves, scrolls, acanthus leaves, and floral elements.

It is hollow with three tines and is all silver, marked "Sterling," model number "1223," and with a maker's emblem, which is a triangle with a rubbed interior.

There is a feathered script "L" monogram engraved on one side of the handle.

In excellent condition, it is free of dents or splits and has a... Click for details

Dominick & Haff "Labors of Cupid" Old Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3676f   $70.00


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Measuring 6" long and weighing a heavy 1.3 T. oz., this teaspoon is an early example of Dominick & Haff's figural, 1900 date of issue, "Labors of Cupid" pattern, the image on this being a cherub sitting at a table with a cup in hand.

It is in immaculate condition, showing no wear whatsoever, retaining all the precise detail of the original design, and visible for example in such as the grain of the table, the weave in the basket holding fruit, or the spindles in the chair back appearing on... Click for details

Gorham Figured Old "Paris" Large Sterling Silver Tongs
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3674f   $115.00


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Lengthy at 5", and weighty at 1.7 T. oz., this pair of tongs are heavily ornamented in a way that is reminiscent of the dominant architectural style popular in the period of the piece.

The pattern, "Paris" by Gorham, was issued in 1900, at the crest of the Gilded Age, and reflects the same Beaux Arts design sensibilities that generated, for instance, many of Newport's grandest mansions and innumerable monumental public buildings throughout the country that yet stand as iconic reminders of... Click for details

Very Rare Coin Silver Claret Ladle by Wood & Hughes, Circa 1845-75
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
20181028-02   $175.00


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Offered is a very scarce American coin silver claret ladle by the well-known firm of Wood & Hughes; this piece appears to date to the firm's coin silver period, between about 1845 and 1875. This piece measures about 9 3/4 inches in length and weighs about 25 grams. It is marked with the firm's maker's mark on the flat section in the middle of the handle. The bowl of the ladle is pierced, and the purpose for this was to allow the user to pick up the fruit in a wine or claret punch, without... Click for details

NFS - Interesting Twist-Arm Sugar Tongs Circa 1790-1810 Marked SR
Silver : Coin Silver

Cliff Nunn - Antique Silver and Decorative Arts  
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This piece is not for sale, but help me solve the mystery of who made this piece, and I will send you a very nice coin silver spoon in thanks! These twist-arm American coin silver sugar tongs measure about 7 1/8 inches in length and weigh about 49 grams. The maker's mark is a fairly crude SR in a serrated punch. Please take a look at all the pictures. The engraved arms and circular reserve might indicate a Western Pennsylvania or Midwestern, or perhaps Shenandoah Valley origin, but so far... Click for details

4 MEDALLION coffee spoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware : Early Patterns

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2370   $125.00


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In what Donald Soeffing has lovingly labeled a "naive" pattern (see Medallion Silver, p. 95); 4 7/8 inches long; weight 2.13 Troy ounces, fine condition; no monogram; applied warrior's head in high relief surrounded by engraving; marked only "COIN 1".

These are far above average in terms of quality, condition, and design.

Georg Jensen BLOSSOM salad set
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2368   $975.00


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length 8 1/2 inches, weight an impressive 6.4 Troy ounces, no monogram, with Jensen trademark circa 1940, "84", and Swedish import marks, (see third enlargement).

Over the years, we've bought and sold many pieces of Blossom. This one is in exemplary condition, with gentle hammer marks on spoon bowl and fork tines; each petal of the blossom with full detail.

Frank Whiting "Palm" Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server or Slice
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3666f   $115.00


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A large item, measuring 10 3/8" long and weighing nearly 2.7 T. oz., this solid silver ice cream slice was made by Frank Whiting in the "Palm" pattern.

Introduced in 1887, and embodying an Aesthetic sensibility, "Palm" is a floral and leaf design with a large fan or spray element at the terminus that evokes a palm leaf. The design is raised, lending it a chiseled or sculpted quality.

The blade on this is a statement in its own right. It has a sweeping lower edge running to a defined point,... Click for details

Tiffany FLORENTINE soup ladle
Silver : Sterling

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2367   $395.00


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length 12 5/8 inches, weight a massive 8.69 Troy ounces, monogrammed "L" (script, obverse), some light wear and minor scratches in bowl but fine overall condition and truly a grand old piece of Tiffany flatware which unlike others of its kind won't make quite such a big dent in your bank account...

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